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The Medieval Hero on Screen

The Medieval Hero on Screen Author Martha W. Driver
ISBN-10 9780786427031
Release 2004-07-01
Pages 276
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Few figures have captured Hollywood's and the public's imagination as completely as have medieval heroes. Cast as chivalric knight, warrior princess, "alpha male in tights," or an amalgamation, and as likely to appear in Hong Kong action flicks and spaghetti westerns as films set in the Middle Ages, the medieval hero on film serves many purposes. This collection of essays about the medieval hero on screen, contributed by scholars from a variety of disciplines, draws upon a wide range of movies and medieval texts. The essays are grouped into five sections, each with an introduction by the editors: an exploration of historic authenticity; heroic children and the lessons they convey to young viewers; medieval female heroes; the place of the hero's weapon in pop culture; and teaching the medieval movie in the classroom. Thirty-two film stills illustrate the work, and each essay includes notes, a filmography, and a bibliography. There is a foreword by Jonathan Rosenbaum, and an index is included.

The Middle Ages in Popular Imagination

The Middle Ages in Popular Imagination Author Paul B. Sturtevant
ISBN-10 9781786723574
Release 2018-02-28
Pages 320
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It is often assumed that those outside of academia know very little about the Middle Ages. But the truth is not so simple. Non-specialists in fact learn a great deal from the myriad medievalisms – post-medieval imaginings of the medieval world – that pervade our everyday culture. These, like Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones, offer compelling, if not necessarily accurate, visions of the medieval world. And more, they have an impact on the popular imagination, particularly since there are new medievalisms constantly being developed, synthesised and remade. But what does the public really know? How do the conflicting medievalisms they consume contribute to their knowledge? And why is this important? In this book, the first evidence-based exploration of the wider public’s understanding of the Middle Ages, Paul B. Sturtevant adapts sociological methods to answer these important questions. Based on extensive focus groups, the book details the ways – both formal and informal – that people learn about the medieval past and the many other ways that this informs, and even distorts, our present. In the process, Sturtevant also sheds light, in more general terms, onto the ways non-specialists learn about the past, and why understanding this is so important. The Middle Ages in Popular Imagination will be of interest to anyone working on medieval studies, medievalism, memory studies, medieval film studies, informal learning or public history.

Reflections on Medieval and Renaissance Thought

Reflections on Medieval and Renaissance Thought Author Darci Hill
ISBN-10 9781443873765
Release 2017-06-23
Pages 200
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The collection of articles gathered in this volume grew naturally and spontaneously out of the Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought hosted by Sam Houston State University in April 2016. This anthology reflects the diverse fields of study represented at the conference. The purpose of the conference, and consequently of this book of essays, is partially to establish a place for medieval and renaissance scholarship to thrive in our current intellectual landscape. This volume is not designed solely for scholars, but also for generalists who wish to augment their knowledge and appreciation of an array of disciplines; it is an intellectual smorgasbord of philosophy, poetry, drama, popular culture, linguistics, art, religion, and history.

Warrior Dreams

Warrior Dreams Author David Hesse
ISBN-10 9781847799173
Release 2014-11-01
Pages 288
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At the beginning of the twenty-first century, thousands of adult Europeans regularly dress up as Scots. They march in kilted pipe and drum bands, toss tree trunks at Highland Games strength competitions, campaign for monuments to commemorate long-gone Scottish soldiers, even physically re-enact the Scottish past, in armour and belted plaid. Their largest festivals attract more than 20,000 people, and some of their more elaborate clubs and bands are recognised by Scottish clan chiefs. The Scotland that is on their minds is hardly ever modern Scotland, the place on the map. Rather, it is a fantasy of Scottish history, a neverland of clans, kilts, Celts, and bagpipes. It is the Scottish dreamscape - the ever-evolving set of tartan-chequered myths and images that continues to fascinate novelists, film-makers, and identity-seekers since at least the late eighteenth century. The 'Scots' of Europe do not usually claim to be Scottish - neither by birth, descent, or residence. Their performances are masquerades, and openly declared so. Unlike their cousins in North America and Australasia, the continental Highlanders rarely insist that their play-acting expresses an ethnic or ancestral identity. And yet: their masquerades are quests for roots, too. By impersonating the Scots, many of the European play-actors hope to reconnect with their Celtic, Nordic, or otherwise pre-modern heritage. They feel that their own customs, songs, games, and tribes have been lost to the forces of modernisation - but that some of it may have survived in the Scottish periphery. They approach Scotland as a site of memory. This is the first study of the self-professed 'Scots' of Europe. It traces the phenomenon's origins to popular re-enactments of the British military after the Second World War. It captures its scope at the beginning of the twenty-first century by making use of original fieldwork conducted in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, and Scotland. It explores issues of performance and celebration, memory and nostalgia, heritage and identity. This book should be of interest to specialists on Scottish history and myth, Scottish emigration and diaspora - as well as to anyone interested in the pleasure of being someone else.

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture Author Gail Ashton
ISBN-10 9781441160683
Release 2015-03-12
Pages 368
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With contributions from 29 leading international scholars, this is the first single-volume guide to the appropriation of medieval texts in contemporary culture. Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture covers a comprehensive range of media, including literature, film, TV, comics book adaptations, electronic media, performances, and commercial merchandise and tourism. Its lively chapters range from Spamalot to the RSC, Beowulf to Merlin, computer games to internet memes, opera to Young Adult fiction and contemporary poetry, and much more. Also included is a companion website aimed at general readers, academics, and students interested in the burgeoning field of Medieval afterlives, complete with: - Further reading/weblinks - 'My favourite' guides to contemporary medieval appropriations - Images and interviews - Guide to library archives and manuscript collections - Guide to heritage collection See also our website at

Arthurian Romance

Arthurian Romance Author Derek Pearsall
ISBN-10 0631233202
Release 2003-04-22
Pages 192
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This witty and accessible book traces the history of Arthurian romance from medieval to modern times, explaining its enduring appeal. Traces the history of Arthurian romance from medieval to modern times. Covers art and films as well as the great literary works of Arthurian romance. Draws out the changing political, moral and emotional uses of the story. Explains the enduring appeal of the Arthurian legend. Written by an author with vast knowledge of medieval literature.


Choice Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106018289618
Release 2005
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Choice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Choice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Choice book for free.

Journal of the Early Book Society for the Study of Manuscripts and Printing History

Journal of the Early Book Society for the Study of Manuscripts and Printing History Author
ISBN-10 0944473768
Release 2006
Pages 221
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Journal of the Early Book Society for Manuscripts and Printing History contains articles, reviews, and notes on libraries and collections by internationally renowned scholars.

Medieval Cultural Studies

Medieval Cultural Studies Author Ruth Evans
ISBN-10 UOM:39015064867198
Release 2006
Pages 286
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The first book-length study of medieval culture, this remarkable overview examines recent developments and research in the field of medieval studies, spotlighting the Robin Hood tradition, Chaucer, romance, and medievalist crime fiction. Subjects are addressed with a cultural studies slant, yet also invoke the broad spirit of the work that is now being undertaken in departments in the U.S., Australia, and Britain. Published in recognition of Stephen Knight, a professor of English literature at Cardiff University who has pioneered work in this area, a distinguished group of contributors from Australia, America, England, and Wales, give testament to Stephen Knight’s diverse teaching and research experiences.

Medieval film

Medieval film Author Anke Bernau
ISBN-10 UOM:39015084105231
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 241
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This title explores theoretical questions about the ideological, artistic, emotional and financial investments in cinematic renditions of the medieval period.

Corporate Medievalism

Corporate Medievalism Author Karl Fugelso
ISBN-10 1843843226
Release 2012
Pages 210
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Essays on the post-modern reception and interpretation of the middle ages, with a particular focus on its relationship with business and finance.


Virgins Author Anke Bernau
ISBN-10 184708012X
Release 2008-06
Pages 232
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In the Middle Ages it was believed that only a virgin could charm a unicorn out of hiding; but far from being a quaint, anachronistic concept, virginity remains a central value in Western culture. Typing "virgin" into Google results in more than one million hits and includes everything from the Anti-Nicene Fathers to advertisements for free teen virgins, displaying a range of current cultural preoccupations with virginity. This lively, wide-ranging examination of a phenomenon that has touched many aspects of our culture names different archetypes and facets of the concept of virginity. Examples include the Medical Virgin—exploring what exactly virginity is and how to reliably identify one; the Religious Virgin—from the Madonna to the American Christian Right’s insistence on sexual abstinence before marriage; the Popular Virgin of Gothic fiction and modern day horror films; the Political Virgin—virginity’s intimate connection with money and power; and the Monstrous Virgin, as embodiment of what is ultimately unknowable and of violence, excess, and death. Anke Bernau's witty and thought-provoking examination of virginity reveals its many bizarre manifestations throughout its long history as well as its growing contemporary potency.

Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam Author Peter Marks
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105124128401
Release 2009-05-26
Pages 304
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Terry Gilliam presents a sustained and comprehensive examination of one of cinema’s most challenging and lauded auteurs. It proposes fresh ways of seeing Gilliam that go beyond reductive readings of him as a gifted but manic fantasist. Analyzing his work over nearly four decades, from the brilliant anarchy of his Monty Python animations through the nightmarish masterpiece Brazil to the provocative Gothic horror of Tideland, Marks critically examines the variety and richness of Gilliam’s sometimes troubled but always provocative output. The book situates Gilliam within the cultural contexts of the British, European and American film industries, and examines his struggles against aesthetic and commercial pressures. Gilliam emerges as a passionate, committed and immensely creative director, whose completed body of work encompasses a dizzying and inventive array of material: anarchic satire, childhood and adult fantasy, dystopia, romantic comedy, surrealism, road movie, fairy tale and gothic horror. The book shows how Gilliam employs, interweaves and refashions these genres to create magical interfaces between constricted reality and the illuminating, frightening but liberating worlds of the imagination.

Library Journal

Library Journal Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015063375011
Release 2004
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Teaching literature and language online

Teaching literature and language online Author Ian Lancashire
ISBN-10 PSU:000066126751
Release 2009-12-31
Pages 460
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Educators today teach in a range of formats, from traditional face-to-face courses to Web-assisted courses in physical classrooms to entirely online courses in which the teacher and students never meet in person. The pressure to integrate teaching with information technology is strong, and more and more educational institutions are offering blended courses and distance-education learning options. The essays in this collection illuminate the realities of teaching language and literature courses online. Contributors present snapshots of their experiences with online pedagogies, realizing that, just as this year's technology writes over last year's, the approaches and teaching tools they have pioneered will also be obscured by future innovations. At the same time, the volume describes models that first-time teachers of online courses will find useful and provides extensive insights into online education for those who are experienced in teaching blended and open-source courses. The volume begins with an overview of online education in the fields of literature and language and then offers case studies of particular technologies used in specific courses. Subjects extend from Old English and ancient world literature to Shakespeare and modern poetry, and languages include Aymara, Chinese, English as a second language, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Contributors describe using multimedia Web sites, cyberplay and gaming, bulletin boards, chat rooms, blogs, wikis, natural language processing, podcasting, course management systems, annotated electronic editions, text-analysis tools, and open-source applications. They show that online pedagogies often have surprising capabilities--such as transforming a Web-based environment into an intimate social community spanning institutions and oceans, saving endangered languages, and rescuing isolated communities and individuals who have no other educational lifeline.

School Library Journal

School Library Journal Author
ISBN-10 PSU:000054879461
Release 2004
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School Library Journal has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from School Library Journal also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full School Library Journal book for free.

Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature

Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature Author Modern Humanities Research Association
ISBN-10 SRLF:A0004722393
Release 2005
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Includes both books and articles.